142 Specification for reusable ½ plastic pallet

Specification for reusable ½ plastic pallet

STATUS: APPLICABLE STANDARD

 

  • Weight
    • The pallet weight should be max 10 kilos

 

  • Max load
    • Dynamic load: The pallet must handle a 500 kilo load placed in a standard storage rack or automatic storage
    • Static load (on floor): 1000 kg

 

  • Dimensions at maximum load
    • Maximum outer dimension (LWH) 603 x 803 x 151 mm
    • Minimum outer dimensions (LWH) 597 x 797 x 147 mm
    • Tunnel opening 600-side, height 90-140 mm, center block max 150 mm and distance between outer blocks min 550 mm
    • Tunnel opening 800-side, height 90-140 mm, center block max 150 mm and distance between outer blocks min 580 mm

 

  • Material
    • The material must withstand handling at +40 ºC to -35 ºC
    • The material should be HDPE or other materials of equivalent strength and life
    • The material shall have properties that ensure that the pallet is resistant to stretch and deformation within specified temperatures throughout the lifetime of the pallet
    • Fire classification must be specified
    • The total of heavy metals (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Chromium) in the colour pigment should not exceed 100 ppm
    • The pallet must be washable and 100% recyclable

 

  • Characteristics
    • The pallet must withstand normal outdoor storage in the Nordic climate with exposure to sun, rain, snow, etc. the entire lifetime of the pallet
    • Friction on the upper side of the pallet, underneath and under the doors shall be such that the pallet works with a normal handling of products with different material types such as plastic box, corrugated board, wooden pallets, half, quarter pallets, etc
    • The friction must be constant during the lifetime of the pallet
    • The norm for friction is EUR wooden pallet

 

  • Marking and traceability
    • The pallet must be marked with manufacturer, material, production time, max load and recycle symbol as well as who owns the pallet
    • The pallet shall be marked with a logo or other marking visible from 2 sides
    • The pallet must have at least 2 EPC Gen2 RFID chips. The RFID chips should be placed on both sides of the pallet and must be readable with fixed or mobile reader. The RFID chips should work in the entire pallet lifetime for normal use
    • The pallet’s RFID chips should be identified with EPC GRAI-96. Both RFID tags must have the same ID number. Minimum user memory is 512 bit

 

  • Handling the pallet
    • The pallet must be handled manually from the short and long sides, as well as operate with forklifts and automatic warehouse management
    • The pallet shall be adapted for transport on runways (both runways with belts and rollers) and chain conveyors
    • The pallet will work in standard pallet turners, pallet stackers and pallet magazines

 

  • Design
    • The pallet must be designed so that no pockets can collect dirt, water, etc. This is to minimize the risk of bacterial collection
    • The pallet must be designed for cleaning with pressure wash and / or immersed in water
    • The overall environmental impact of the pallet / material must be documented
    • The load deck / top deck shall be flat to avoid damage to products and to make manual handling easy
    • The colour should be neutral and practical
Published on: 31. July 2018
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